coronary angioplasty, percutaneous transluminal

coronary angioplasty, percutaneous transluminal,

n a surgical technique designed to improve circulation. It involves the insertion of a balloon-carrying catheter into a blood vessel of the heart that is clogged with plaque, then alternately inflating and deflating the balloon several times to flatten the plaque against the arterial walls and reestablish the free flow of blood. Also called
balloon angioplasty or
coronary dilation.
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